Press Notice 41, Session 2002-03

Evidence session on the Autumn meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

At 3.15 p.m. on Thursday 6 November there will be an evidence session with The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development, on the Autumn Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. The session will focus on the outcomes of the Autumn meetings, and on the UK’s role and input. The Committee intends to publish the oral and written evidence, rather than a report.

The evidence session will take place in the Palace of Westminster. Those wishing to attend should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing.


The Committee invites organisations and individuals with experience and expertise in this area to submit memoranda. This invitation is not restricted to UK-based organisations. Indeed, we encourage organisations from developing countries to submit written evidence.

Any memorandum of more than six pages should include a summary at the front. Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee and may be published. Evidence should be sent to the Clerk of the Committee by 24 October 2003. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text Format, either by email to or on a disk to the address above.  When submitted by e-mail or e-mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e-mail.

The transcript of last year’s session, along with the written evidence received is available on the Committee’s website (see below). Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at:

Detailed enquiries to Alan Hudson, Committee Specialist, on 020 7219 1522.


Reports and press notices issued by the International Development Committee are available on the Parliamentary website:

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative, Banbury), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West), Mr John Battle (Labour, Leeds West), Hugh Bayley (Labour, City of York), Alistair Burt (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire), Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley), Mr Tony Colman (Labour, Putney), Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour, Ealing, Southall), Chris McCafferty (Labour, Calder Valley), Mr Robert Walter (Conservative, North Dorset) and  Tony Worthington (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie).